It’s no secret that we’re big fans of skincare ampoules here at Care To Beauty. It’s no wonder, then, that we’re also big fans of Dr. Grandel. With a history that dates back to 1936, Dr. Grandel is a family-owned German brand that’s achieved notoriety by developing and manufacturing active concentrate ampoules for the professional beauty market. Containing a pure active ingredient each, these ampoules will easily find a home in any skincare routine. Get to know our favorites below!
How to use Dr. Grandel ampoules
If you’ve never used Dr. Grandel ampoules before, join us for a short tutorial on how to use them. The first thing you need to know is that you can use these ampoules two ways. On one hand, you can use them before a special occasion to create a short-lived “flash” effect that will last for about a day; on the other hand, you can use them regularly to promote a longer-lasting effect. Regardless of which option you choose, make sure to read the specific instructions for each ampoule before beginning your treatment.
Now that you know how often you will be using your ampoules, it’s time to open them. You will be breaking the ampoule by the “neck” (the thinnest part), so begin by making sure there is no liquid in the “head” of the ampoule. If there is, give it a little shake in order to allow the liquid to flow down.
Now that you’ve got the contents of the ampoule in the bottom half of the ampoule, it’s time to break it open. Wrap a tissue or towel around the ampoule to protect your fingers, or, if you have one, use an ampoule opening tool instead. Ready? Find the dot on the neck of the ampoule, and press against it to break the ampoule. Easy as that!
Our top 7 Dr. Grandel ampoules
There are plenty of Dr. Grandel ampoules to choose from, but we are highlighting our favorites below. From retinol to hyaluronic acid, from AHAs to panthenol, you will find all of your favorite ingredients on this list!
Dr. Grandel Retinol Ampoule
The anti-aging ampoule with retinol
Retinol is one of the star ingredients of skincare, and this ampoule harnesses all the benefits that it can bring to your skin. With smoothing, refining, and regenerating properties, this ampoule is ideal to counteract visible signs of aging, such as wrinkles and lines.
Because it is meant to be used in the evening, this ampoule works overnight to regenerate and refine your complexion, allowing you to wake up with a fresh, youthful glow!
Dr. Grandel Beauty Flash Ampoule
The mattifying ampoule with Matysoft
Tiny but mighty, this ampoule packs a proverbial punch. If you struggle with enlarged pores and an excessively oily or shiny T-zone, this is the product for you.
This highly concentrated ampoule mattifies the complexion, refines the appearance of large pores, and creates a delicately flattering “soft-focus” effect. The secret lies in Matysoft, an exclusive ingredient that combines African Enantia chlorantha tree extract and oleanolic acid, for a refining effect.
Dr. Grandel SOS Ampoule
The anti-redness ampoule with soothing sugars
If your skin is susceptible to redness and irritation, you know how life-saving it can be to have an “emergency” routine to help you do away with the worst of the inflammation. That is precisely what this ampoule is designed to do.
Formulated with sugar molecules that activate and support the skin’s own defense mechanisms, this ampoule offers a comprehensive soothing and anti-inflammatory effect. Considering its flash results, this ampoule is also ideal for application after sunbathing (or even after shaving!) since it can help you restore a feeling of comfort.
Dr. Grandel Hyaluron Ampoule
The smoothing ampoule with hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid is famous for its smoothing, plumping properties, and that is exactly the effect that this ampoule is designed to produce. Formulated with an ultra-small form of hyaluronic acid, this concentrate is able to penetrate deep into wrinkles and fine lines in order to create a smoothing, filling effect that works from within.
Because it also contains squalane, this ampoule will also boost hydration in order to make the skin appear healthier and more vibrant. Win-win!
Dr. Grandel Cell Repair Ampoule
The repairing ampoule with fruit stem cells
Our skin goes through a lot on a daily basis–and we bet yours does too! If you’re looking for a boost of revitalizing freshness, this is it.
This unique formulation combines grape and apple stem cells to stimulate cell renewall while protecting from UV damage. Supporting the skin’s natural regeneration process, it boosts the skin while protecting it against light-induced aggressions and therefore delaying cell and skin aging. Long story short, you can count on this formula as a quick fix before special occasions or use it as a the perfect ally to UV protection. It’s ideal to use before and/or after a vacation!
Dr. Grandel AHA Effect Ampoule
The peeling ampoule with exfoliating acids
For fans of exfoliating acids, there’s the AHA Effect ampoule, which contains both fruit acids and panthenol. While the fruit acids in the formula provide a gentle exfoliating action in order to refine the skin texture and smooth any irregularities, panthenol maintains the skin’s moisture balance.
All in all, this is the ampoule to pick if you’re looking to achieve a smooth, even complexion.
Dr. Grandel Contour Lift Ampoule
The lifting and firming ampoule with peptides
If you’re looking for a “push-up” effect for your face, this might be the ampoule for you. Formulated with a Lifting Peptide Complex that combines arginine and tyrosine, this ampoule promotes skin elasticity in order to create a lifting effect. Because the formula also contains sorghum extract, a natural ingredient with specific film-forming properties, the results are immediately visible.
As with all ampoules on this list, you will obtain longer-lasting results if you use the ampoules over a longer period of time. Different rituals will bring you different results!
Now that we’ve introduced you to our favorite Dr. Grandel ampoules, we’re confident you’ll have no trouble choosing the right one for you. Would you like to see more? Then feel free to look through our full range of Dr. Grandel ampoules in the shop.
Beauty Writer & Editor